Pub. date: 2006 | Online Pub. Date: September 15, 2007 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412952453 | Print ISBN: 9780761930297 | Online ISBN: 9781412952453 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
The Ik are a hunter-gatherer and agricultural group who live in the Morungole mountains, around the Kidepo Valley, in northeastern Uganda. They are few, numbering several thousand, but are famous within anthropology because of Colin Turnbull's extraordinary book The Mountain People , for which he was roundly criticized within anthropology. Turnbull is perhaps the only anthropologist to conclude his study with a recommendation that the group he studied be destroyed by being forcibly resettled into small units throughout the country. Turnbull worked with the Ik in the ...